Tag Archives: western media

How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions by Jonathan Cook

The Great Western Narrative is there to perpetuate power by legitimizing it, by making its unbalanced and unjust distribution seem natural and immutable.

After Hersh Investigation, Media Connive in Propaganda War on Syria by Jonathan Cook

Washington has sought to deflect attention from Hersh’s alternative narrative and shore up the official one through misdirection.

NYT Mocks Skepticism on Syria-Sarin Claims

In all these cases, the Times and other Western news outlets behaved as if there was only one acceptable side to the story, the one that the U.S. government was pushing…

Robert Parry | NATO Reaffirms Its Bogus Russia Narrative

…it is impermissible for any government outside of NATO to respond or even defend itself. To do so amounts to a provocation against NATO – and such hypocrisy is accepted by the West’s mainstream news media as the way that the world was meant to be.

Sign by Coleen Rowley

Tomgram | Peter Van Buren, The Snapchat Version of American Victory: Poof It’s Forgotten

Despite the estimated $26 billion the U.S. spent training and equipping that military between 2003 and 2011, whole units broke, shed their uniforms, ditched their American equipment, and fled when faced with relatively small numbers of ISIS militants in June 2014, abandoning four northern cities, including Mosul. This, of course, created the need for yet more training, the ostensible role of many of the U.S. troops now in Iraq.

America’s Legacy Will Be Its Downfall: Empire Always Comes Home

Amidst the screaming of women and children, the silence of the dead, and the blaring sirens trying to respond to the fires and carry away the injured, viewers can hear the shouts of men, some in anger and some in frenzied attempts to rescue those buried under rubble or critically injured by the bombs.

‘Why? And Why Now?’ Panama Papers ‘John Doe’ Steps Out Of Shadows

Shell companies are often associated with the crime of tax evasion, but the Panama Papers show beyond a shadow of a doubt that although shell companies are not illegal by definition, they are used to carry out a wide array of serious crimes that go beyond evading taxes.

Mint Press News’ Mnar Muhawesh on Media’s ‘Fast Food Headlines’

Gosztola: Muhawesh condemns the two-party system as she talks about the effect the presidential election has on journalism when the media is so dependent on covering every tiny detail.

David Swanson: Non-French War Deaths Matter

Swanson: We are all France. Apparently. Though we are never all Lebanon or Syria or Iraq for some reason. Or a long, long list of additional places.

Video: Dr. Noam Chomsky Breaks the Set on War, Imperialism, and Propaganda

Noam Chomsky on media control in the free world, drones as a weapon of terror, citizen rights, U.S. foreign policy, and more in an interview by Abby Martin.

Evergreene Digest: Hospital Slaughter and the US/NATO Propaganda Machine

Greanville Post: There was not the slightest threat to any Turkish citizen, aircraft or any other national interest and nobody was in the slightest bit perturbed — until the US-NATO propaganda machine kicked into top gear and fed meaty titbits to the western media whose headlines then varied from the shrill “Russian warplane violates Turkish airspace . . .

Global Research: Why Syrians Support Bashar al Assad

Anderson: The fact that there is popular dissatisfaction with corruption and cronyism, and that an authoritarian state maintains a type of personality cult, does not negate the man’s genuine popularity.

Diane Johnstone: Turning the Cradle of Civilization Into its Graveyard

Johnstone: Western leaders share major responsibility for making much of the world unfit for normal human habitation. And so far, they are getting away with it. The massive refugee crisis swamping Europe is just the beginning of the troubles that these unscrupulous leaders have brought on their own countries.

Chossudovsky: The Routine Use of Fake Images and Video Footage by the Western Media

Sloppy journalism or media fraud?

Robert J. Burrowes | Terrorism: Ultimate Weapon of the Global Elite

The usual definition of a ‘terrorist’ is simple: a person who uses violence in the pursuit of a political objective. By Robert J. Burrowes  countercurrents.org  February 11, 2015 By this definition, the two major categories of terrorist are those political leaders who perpetrate state terror by attacking other countries (ranging from launching a war, perhaps […]

Malik Nashad Sharpe: Paris, #BlackLivesMatter, the Cultural Violence, and the White Western State

I’m not French, but one doesn’t need to be in order to see how deeply racism runs throughout French, and Western, societies.

Evergreene Digest: Propaganda? What Propaganda? Western Media Monopoly vs Alternative and Non-Western Media

I believe it important to understand how western media beat the drum of war on behalf of George W. Bush. The echo chamber demonstrated it could be counted on to back acts of aggression around the world with impunity. Peter Lavelle   Global Research / Rise Up Times <http://riseuptimes.org&gt; November 18, 2014 | We have recently been hearing a lot about information wars, propaganda and bullhorns. The […]

Propaganda? What Propaganda? Western Media Monopoly vs Alternative and Non-Western Media

 I believe it important to understand how western media beat the drum of war on behalf of George W. Bush. The echo chamber demonstrated it could be counted on to back acts of aggression around the world with impunity. By Peter Lavelle   Global Research  November 18, 2014   Sputnik  17 November 2014 Region: Russia and FSU   Theme: Media Disinformation We have recently been hearing a […]

More Diversity, Less Consolidation: How to Change the Media

Change the Media, Change the World Panel description (full panel below): Full panel video: Published on Apr 11, 2013  videofreepress· Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on […]

Thomas Hedges> Access Skews Coverage of Syrian War

Access Skews Coverage of Syrian War By Thomas Hedges, Center for Study of Responsive Law Mar 8, 2013  truthdig.com The attacks are a reminder that the civil war in Syria is not a romantic democratic uprising, although one could get that impression from accounts in mainstream media outlets. That’s because American newspapers largely use photographs and quotations […]